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  1. albyRN805

    AANP 2019 - Indianapolis

    Hey I am interested in going! Im currently an NP student, do you think the content would fly over my head? Are there typically np students that attend? I am making the plans on attending, bring my girlfriend too, also a nurse.
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    Novice Providers & Mortality

    What are the "typical views" of a MD/DO when working with a NP? Are they constantly testing their knowledge in a way that is intimidating? Or are they doing a lot of teaching?
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    Mistake on orientation..please help

    lol this is completely her fault! Don't worry, you didn't do anything wrong. Get a good night's sleep.
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    Writing doctors orders without an actual doctors order

    It's a cultural issue in that unit. Do not second guess yourself, call that doctor if you have an issue. Direct the problem to the specialist. Cardio-pulmonary intensivist
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    University of South Alabama dual FNP/ACNP Fall 2018

    found a group on facebook USA Dual ACNP/FNP Fall 2018
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    University of South Alabama dual FNP/ACNP Fall 2018

    Ill start one right now! ill use your email to invite you
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    University of South Alabama dual FNP/ACNP Fall 2018

    I definitely know I want to complete the family nurse practitioner part of the program. I believe that outpatient clinic and urgent care is a speciality that has long term need, job stability, security as well as gives me the opportunity to work the underserved populations. As for the ACAGNP part of the program, I am hesitant because I have not worked with acute care nurse practitioners all that much. Through my ICU/CCU RN career, I have seen acute care NP's round the hospital as diabetic specialists. In this capacity, they would manage and follow up on the DKA/HHS patient's or insulin sliding scales. The hospitalist's deferred the diabetes "stuff" to these np's. From what they told me, they said they would work outpatient clinic and round on their hospital patients. (They recommended getting one's FNP certification then going back for a post-grad ACAGNP certification.) I also would see an acute care NP, round with the cardio-thoracic, CABG team patients. She basically did the open or closed part of the venous graft harvesting. She would also do daily rounds on the CABG patient, learn about i's and o's, and night shift problems, occasionally take call on those night shift patient's. I suppose that my reluctance stems from me not wanting to be part of a surgical team. I do not want her job, she was always stressed out and looking to have all the information and details so she wasn't getting grilled from the surgeons. The diabetes nurse's seemed happy, all of those patient's are straight forward and the np is a consultant. What other roles are out there for the ACAGNP? Based on where I have worked I haven't seen many in emergency services. Surely, they are capable of working there alongside ED physicians. How is their career/speciality satisfaction? Should I transition from ICU to ED per diem and gain more exposure down their? Do ACAGNP also work alongside the hospitalist/internist team? Even if I did get the dual FNP/ACAGNP, would I have to do a critical care residency or a pulmonary/intensivist certification so that I could work in pulmonary care or round on ICU patient's? Either way I will continue with this DUAL speciality program and I am so excited for the journey!
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    University of South Alabama dual FNP/ACNP Fall 2018

    I reached out to many former and current student of the program, my takeaway, work hard and fully commit ourselves to this program. personal email albyrn805@gmail.com
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    University of South Alabama dual FNP/ACNP Fall 2018

    I was accepted! Does anyone have insight about how the professors are the classes are in regards to difficulty?
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    University of Cincinnati FNP Fall 2018

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    GWU RN to MSN Fall 2018

    I just found out march 15 that I got in! Now waiting for a few other NP programs!
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    officially beginning RN career in Med/Surg

    Wow thank you so much for your support! i appreciate it
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    officially beginning RN career in Med/Surg

    Definitely! My hospital its total care so I need to make sure to stay on top of everything with my organization paper...thank you! :)
  14. Hey everyone! i am so excited to begin the new year as a med/surg nurse! Exactly what I wanted! So excited and ready to learn (with or without a curve haha). I have been reading these forums since i began nursing school and haven't stopped now... please feel free to offer any advice in regards to what it takes and what I should def be doing the first few months on the floor .... I found a list of tips on an older forum.... so feel free to add to them or give your 2 cents... 1. NEVER doubt your own assessment, even if you were told in report everything was fine 2. Protect your IV lines! Flush them at the start of each shift. Check them AT LEAST every four hours, AT LEAST hourly if a vesicant is infusing. 3. Admit you don't know before you try to wing it 4. Do NOT apologize for calling a physician 5. Learn the signs of delirium. When those signs definitively appear, check vitals, a blood sugar and bladder scan the patient. Also check if a recent UA & culture, or blood cultures have been sent. You could save a life! 6. Remember that tech and clerk duties are your responsibility even if they are not your JOB 7. When you have to pee and do a million other things at work, pee first. Unless you're in a code. :) 8. Learn which of your fellow nurses are more helpful and knowledgeable, and make sure to repay them with your assistance. 9. WRITE IT DOWN, even if you are certain you'll remember 10. It's okay to laugh and cry with your patients. Really.
  15. albyRN805

    Time to vent - my apologies in advance.

    i dont understand the part about why it was bad the patient had antibodies...can you please explain
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    Calling codes

    for tPA the criteria becomes more strict as time goes on...typically from what i understand tPA can be administered up to 4.5 hours but is less effective compared to if it was administered within 3 hours of the patients "last known well"